I have been wanting to make crochet sushi for quite some time, but I couldn't think of a good purpose for it. A sushi plush could make a cute pillow as seen here and here, but those projects would take a long time. Finally, inspiration hit, and I decided on making sushi magnets.
I got a free basic pattern from Vach, but I modified it for my needs. I would like to make other types of sushi at some point; however, I wanted to stick with the basics for my first sushi crochet project.
I changed colors and counts to make the types of sushi I wanted. Some pieces are smaller and max out at 18 SC, while the bigger pieces max at 24 SC. Another modification from the free design was to reduce the number of rows. The larger number might make more sense for a piece of sushi that is play food, but not for something sticking off of a refrigerator. My larger pieces have 1 more row than the smaller pieces, so that they are balanced in size and shape.
After crocheting my sushi pieces, I stuffed and sewed them together. Finally, I added a magnet to the bottom of each piece.
Here are some of the magnets displayed on the front of my refrigerator:
I had fun making these magnets, and I made several sets of them. So many in fact that I gave some away and bundled some of them up
and added them to my brand new Etsy shop SpareTimeYarn. I didn't really know how to price them, so if you are interested, the prices are as set OBO.
If you are a fan of homemade magnets, then you should check out some of my other posts on magnet making:
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